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John Florez: Remembering the summers and going to Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park was my wonderland. It was all any kid would want. It was the international playground

Michael Erickson: Supreme Court's Obergefell decision threatens American democracy

Obergefell v. Hodges is a Supreme Court case about who decides what constitutes “marriage.” It intersects two of America’s most profound institutions — marriage and... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Is Puerto Rico America's Greece?

The current predicaments of Greece and Puerto Rico have been a long time in the making. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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On Second Thought: Pluto, the Iran nuclear deal and more

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Drew Clark: France's Bastille Day has ties to our Independence Day and Pioneer Day ideals

What about Bastille Day, which is as French as the Fourth of July is American and as empowering as Utah's 24th of July Pioneer Day? What does its history teach us about liberty's meaning in the... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah's political nerds now have reasons to 'geek out'

The Utah political nerd society (we are charter members) is excited about new developments in local elections, such as mail-in voting for municipal elections and billboard advertisements in the... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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My view: Iran's new pathway to the modern world

Over the next 10 years, if there is greater communication, commerce and capitalism between Iran and the rest of the world, surely this will gradually empower Iranians who see their country's... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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My view: Because we're all dependent, Utah should pass health care reform

The moral character of any society is defined by how well it takes care of its poor. The real heroes in our world are those who do something for others. I believe the citizens of Utah want to help... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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My view: Going forward, deals should involve framework for empowering Iran's civil society

Debates on the terms of the Iran nuclear deal should not invalidate the significance of the deal; what was accomplished through diplomacy could not have been achieved through war. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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John Florez: Life during World War II was a time of true patriotism

The World War II era forged the American character, the sense of patriotism that rekindled the values that unite us — caring for each other, sense of community, sacrifice and the worth of... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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My view: Southern Utah’s canyon country should be next on protected national monuments

If we don’t act now to protect this extraordinary Utah landscape, we may never fully understand the mystery and lessons of the ancient ones or have the chance to follow in their footsteps... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Greg Bell: Religion, morality play key roles in policymaking

The difficult task of drawing the legal lines between religious freedom and other emerging rights lies ahead of us. We would do well to step back from the fray a bit and consider religion’s... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: America, drugs and 'the power of the dog'

If the United States didn’t demand so much marijuana, heroin, cocaine and other mind-altering substances, Mexico could actually start to shed its drug-lord woes and realize its economic... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Has Pluto refueled a nation's imagination?

The joy of space exploration always has been the surprises it brings. The close encounter with Pluto ought to make us all wonder what new things we might yet discover or invent. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: U.S.-Iran nuclear deal is Obama's Iranian capitulation

President Obama and his chief negotiator John Kerry have emerged from the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations with the worst deal imaginable. Trust is foundational to any treaty. Iran must demonstrate... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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My view: Utah needs to move forward with health coverage for those below poverty level

It is time for Gov. Gary Herbert and the House and Senate leadership to finish their task of agreeing on a credible plan to cover Utah’s eventual costs, and get the job done. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Did Altice case disprove the need for cameras in courts? No

I have some sympathy for Judge Thomas Kay, who said he wished the media weren't present during the trial, but I doubt parents concerned about the safety of school-aged children would agree. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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My view: Congress needs to let sage-grouse plans work

When implemented, the greater sage-grouse land-use plans will protect millions of acres of critical habitat for the greater sage-grouse, as well as many other wildlife species dependent on our... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Richard Davis: Lowering Confederate battle flag doesn't solve racism

Symbolic politics, such as banning the Confederate battle flag, satisfy images, but they do not feed, clothe, shelter or educate. That kind of hard work requires more than attention to symbols. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Pat Jones: Step up, women — and be willing to lead

Women need opportunities for leadership, but women must also be willing to step into leadership roles. Women often fail to see themselves as leaders and often need to be nudged or pushed into... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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My view: Depleted uranium should not be Utah’s problem to solve alone

Hopefully Gov. Gary Herbert and his environmental officials won’t let Utah be a dumping ground for the federal government’s depleted uranium problem. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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My view: Federal immigration laws distort Utah law, and we pay the price

The federal government should, in fact, draft, interpret, prioritize and enforce its laws as it sees fit. However, it should also defer to state interpretations of state laws. This is not happening... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: Jim Webb brings national security experience to presidential race

Former United States Sen. James Webb, D-Va., has declared for the Democratic Party nomination for president. As a presidential contender, he can address problems of national security and defense... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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John Hoffmire: What it takes to make inequality a national priority

Inequality is a phenomenon that humans have dealt with for millennia. No society has been able eliminate inequality and it’s unlikely to ever disappear completely. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Drew Clark: The lessons of Roe v. Wade for judicial same-sex marriage

Consider that 30 to 40 years ago, many in this country believed that moral opposition to abortion was "on the wrong side of history." We know instead that Soviet communism and atheism were the... Read more »

July 12, 2015

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